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    does anyone actually leave there car for this long without a service / oil change?

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    Nope. 10K/6 months for me for oil changes given that it's a turbo petrol (fairly substantially tuned) - so I want the oil in tip-top condition. The other service bits and bobs I do as per the EcoFlex schedule my car is on.

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    8K for me.

    I only do 8k/yr so take it to a friends garage who does the service & MOT at the same time.

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    Mine does 20k per year and gets serviced then. Its a work / family horse so the least it costs to run the better. I'll trade it in pretty soon after the warranty disapears though!!

    My other car (Astra Coupe Turbo) which I intend to keep for a good while only does 4k per year so thats gets serviced well before the 20k limit.

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    my old car (vectra B) I serviced every 10k and gave 2 oil and filter changes between services.

    My vectra c says it only needs doing every 20k including oil changes... so does that mean I can not bother changing the oil for 20k unless it begins to look awful?

    I do 20k ish a year.

    obviously my beetle engine will get a full service every 3k, but the engine of that will be worth more than my whole vectra.

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    I leave for the full service life. But, I do a lot of motorway mileage which is kind on engines.

    I don't get doing oil changes every 6K = waste IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    I don't get doing oil changes every 6K = waste IMO.
    You may well be right, but something seems very wrong with oil being in the engine for 20k miles.

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    It could be worse, the eco flex on mine says its 2 years or 30K........ never going to leave it that long!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    for me its 10k or yearly... hasnt let me down....

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    My argument is that the oils have been developed for this mileage, with the engines tested thoroughly. Mine does use a little oil after 15k, usually 0.5 to 0.75 litres, which suggests that the oil isnt doing as good a job as it was, but it is an oil burner. Also - point to note, my car is standard. Tune it and your'e risking it by not changing the oil and filters every 10k imo.

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